Women's Soccer - Wed, Oct. 5, 2005
CHICAGO - On the same day she was named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Women's Soccer Player of the Week, Saint Xavier University junior forward Angie Holmes (Shorewood, Ill./Providence Catholic) scored the game-winning goal to lift the SXU women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over No. 12 Robert Morris College in conference action Tuesday at SXU Stadium in Chicago. The Cougars have won six straight games and improve to 10-2-1 overall and 5-1 in the CCAC this season.
Following a scoreless first half, the two teams continued to battle with both goalkeepers making impressive saves to keep the score knotted at 0-0. Holmes was able to break free of the Robert Morris defense in the 79th minute of play to score the unassisted, game-winning goal. Senior goalkeeper Melissa Painter (Elk Grove, Calif./William Penn University) finished with seven saves for SXU, while picking up her seventh shutout of the 2005 season. SXU outshot the Eagles, 20-13, in the game.
Saint Xavier (10-2-1 overall/5-1 CCAC) stays at home to face CCAC foe Trinity Christian College (Ill.) on Friday, October 7, at SXU Stadium. Game time is set for 3 p.m.